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bigbuzuki

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  1. Have you checked your intercooler hoses for oil? http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/45625-ns-turbo-to-intercooler-bottom-hose/?hl=%2Boil+%2Bintercooler
  2. Also check the wiring harness on the car side inside the fender with the light assembly removed. The wire insulation deteriorates there as well.
  3. Here in Australia, Porsche will void the warranty if unapproved fluids or parts are used. Outside warranty you would have to let the lawyers fight it out. An expensive exercise for using unapproved fluid / parts, why would you take the risk? Agree with early fluid changes to increase longevity of the transmission.
  4. The transmission recommended fluid by Aisin and Porsche is a non synthetic fluid.Subsequent use of a synthetic fluid has been known to cause leaks from the seals, especially if the transmission has been using a non synthetic fluid (such as the Porsche approved fluid). Porsche will void any warranty on the transmission if a non approved fluid is used.
  5. The suspension compressor gets filtered air from the right air filter box via a pipe. The air also gets dumped via this pipe back into the air filter when the suspension gets lowered, whether done manually or automatically. Try lowering the suspension via control selection and listen for the gushing sound. If your getting a gushing sound when the suspension lowers, the air suspension compressor supply pipe may not be connected properly. The pipe connects to a nipple on the right air filter box. There is also a pipe connection approximately 5 inches from the filter box back towards the c
  6. The leaked coolant normally destroys the front seal on the transmission. Is the leak you have, tranny fluid or engine oil?
  7. Changing the fluid more frequently, as you are planning, will only prolong the transmission service life.Reassuring to know that the approved fluids are doing their job.
  8. If that's the case then it would've had the transmission fluid changed at 160,000 miles if done as per the recommended maintenance schedule. It's next scheduled change is due at 320,000 miles. I would be changing both fluid and filter at 220,000 miles. I am curious to know what type/spec of transmission fluid has been used in the transmission. Was it the OEM type fluid used at the dealership or have you been using an alternate brand?
  9. I suppose their could be some logic in not changing the fluid if it is high mileage due to varnish etc. I personally would not subscribe to that wisdom though.
  10. I am not a Master mechanic, but I advise to change the transmission fluid and filter now. It should be changed at 60,000 mile intervals to maximise the life of the system.
  11. The water pump is a wear item. The impeller wears over time and as a result does not pump the coolant as efficiently as it should. Some say the water pump should be changed every 60,000 miles. Turning on the HVAC masks this rising temp effect by turning on the coolant fans and bringing the temp down. Changing the water pump will probably solve this fluctuating temp issue if no other obvious defect is found.
  12. Item 10 from the above diagram looks like the holder for the incandescent turn signal lamp PY21W not the cornering light holder. The cornering lamp is a halogen H3 lamp and has a different holder design.
  13. There is a check valve in the fuel filter that should hold the fuel pressure on shutdown.
  14. I advise it's not a good idea to leave any leak unactioned no matter how slight. The slow decrease in tranny fluid over time will cause bigger problems with your transmission down the track.
  15. Disconnect the pump 1 electrical connection from the pump, replace the pump 1 fuse, start her up a few times and see if the fuse blows again with #1 pump disconnected. That should give us a clue to what's going on.
  16. Xenon lamps have a finite service life with a reduced output over time. They require replacement every few years.
  17. Good feeling knowing you won't be visiting this area again for another 120,000 miles.
  18. Forgot to mention the fuel pumps. They will fail and changing them both will give you another 75,000 miles if not more.
  19. Water pump, thermostat, air suspension compressor piston ring, if your keen. These will greatly reduce the chance of you being stranded. The one thing that would complement your preemptive maintenance philosophy and will provide maximum longevity is to change all your fluids. Definitely worth it as the extended life you will have far exceeds the cost of the fluids. Don't get caught up in the alternative fluid mantra, use the Porsche approved fluids and all will be good. Some of these fluids are lifetime fluids or 150,000 miles, change them at half life and enjoy the benefits.
  20. The scenario I described typically happens after the coolant pipes burst, it may not be in your circumstance. If the transmission fluid leak is coming from a hole at the bottom of the transmission bell housing it probable is your front seal.
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